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Vaccination important for pregnant and lactating women, reveals new ICMR study

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Vaccination important for pregnant and lactating women, reveals new ICMR study

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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) published the report of a new study on Wednesday. It was told that vaccination is very important and necessary for pregnant and lactating women from the point of view of developing immunity against COVID-19. ICMR gave this information through a tweet on 16 June.

Most of the deaths in these cases were due to pneumonia and respiratory failure, according to the study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research, the number of Kovid-infected pregnant women and postpartum women was higher in the second wave than in the first wave. It was also told that the mortality rate of these cases during the second wave was 5.7 percent, which is much higher than the 0.7 percent in the first wave. Regarding the cause of death, this study revealed that pneumonia and respiratory failure were the cause of most of these deaths during both waves of the pandemic.

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Vaccine absolutely safe for lactating women: Dr. Guleria

Recently, during a conversation with Prasar Bharati, NITI Aayog member Dr. V.K. Paul had told that according to the guidelines, pregnant women are not allowed to get vaccinated right now, but soon the government can take a decision on this subject based on the existing and further available testing data. At the same time, AIIMS director Dr. Guleria had informed that lactating women need not panic about the vaccine. Both vaccines are absolutely safe for them and their children.

Recorded decline in Kovid cases for the last two weeks

There has been a decrease in the cases of Kovid in India for the last one week. According to the data till 8 am today, the active cases of Kovid-19 in India have come down to 8,26,740. Let us tell you, the number of active cases has come down to less than nine lakh after 70 days. In the last 24 hours, more than 1 lakh people have recovered from Kovid-19. For the 35th consecutive day, the number of people recovering from the disease exceeded the number of daily new cases. The recovery rate has now increased to 95.93 percent which is a good news for India.

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